Although used primarily for American Football, the Hard Rock Stadium recently turned itself into a world class tennis club, with several courts build around the stadium as well as a temporary stand erected in the main field for the final games of the Miami Open.
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The Miami Open was traditionally held at Crandon Park facility, however due to the increasing inadequacy of the facilities, particularly the hard-court, the Tournament was moved to The Hard Rock Stadium in 2019.
The Hard Rock Stadium was originally built in 1987 for the American Football Team the Miami Dolphins. However Tennis wasn’t the first alternative sport to be played at the ground, as modifications were made 1990 to accommodate a Baseball field, which lead to the Florida Marlins playing their home baseball games their.
Miami Open : Tournament Information
The Miami Open was founded in 1985, and was envisioned to best the first tournament of the year, being held in January. Although it’s had a few different venues, it currently takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium. A claim for fame for the Miami Open is that it was the first tournament to use the now standard Hawk-Eye in 2006.
The Miami Open is one of the largest tennis tournaments in the professional world of tennis outside of the 4 grand slams and ATP Finals, as it’s part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000.
The event lasts a total of 12 days and involved 96 men, 96 women and 32 doubles teams.
As of 2020 currently Andre Agassi and Novak Djokovic share the most men wins with 6 titles each, while Serena Williams has won an impressive 8 titles for the Women’s title.